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"Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Treated by BLS vs. ALS" - PCRF Journal Club

January 13, 2015

Sponsored by the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) and facilitated by Fisdap, this monthly webinar series features discussions of recently published EMS research.

This month, we discussed "Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Treated by Basic vs Advanced Life Support," by Prachi Sanghavi, BS; Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD; Joseph P. Newhouse, PhD; Alan M. Zaslavsky, PhD. (Published online November 24, 2014 in JAMA Internal Medicine.)

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Mobile Data Entry : Getting Fisdap Done on the RunBy Logan Smestad

January 7, 2015

Fisdap Mobile siteTo all the students out there, this blog post is for you!  Not so long ago, I too, was once a paramedic student and, I’ll admit it, I HATED Fisdap data entry. I especially disliked doing it after the fact, when I was tired, irritable and all I really wanted was for my head to hit the pillow after a long shift.  But there is a way!

With the prevalence of smartphones, tablets and laptops, Fisdap data entry has become even easier even on shift.  One of the best tools I’ve found is the mobile Fisdap site. (Side note: Fisdap has an app that’s in beta for Android phones. You can’t enter your data in the app just yet, but that will be coming soon!) The mobile Fisdap site is a simple and easy to use platform that allows you to quickly enter in your calls on the go.  I found it especially useful after calls once we were at the hospital. 


Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2014

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house

Reports are done running, no clicks of the mouse

Fisdap Robot is relaxing baking Grandma Robot's recipe

Wishing happy holidays to all of our Fisdap family!


"Do all trauma patients benefit from tranexamic acid?" - PCRF Journal Club

December 23, 2014

Sponsored by the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) and facilitated by Fisdap, this new monthly webinar features a discussion of recently published EMS research. 

This month, we discussed two articles. In this second part, listen to the dicsussion of "Do all trauma patients benefit from tranexamic acid?" (Published June 2014 in Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery).
 
Listen to the podcast discussion of just this article, or check out the entire webinar recording on YouTube.

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Holiday Housekeeping WebinarBy Rachael Rosen

December 18, 2014
Where did 2014 go?? It's the end of another year, and time to get ready for a new one. This webinar will be your helpful reminder of the various things you can do in Fisdap to complete your current class and prepare for a new one to begin.
 
In this webinar, we cover topics such as, graduating your students, auditing shifts, reviewing the students' portfolios and terminal competencies, as well as creating new student groups to automatically move incoming students into when they first register with Fisdap.
 

As we look forward to planning new webinars in the new year, what do you want to hear about? What would help you become a master Fisdap user? Let us know at support [at] fisdap [dot] net


Testing of Junctional Tourniquets to Control Simulated Groin Hemorrhage - PCRF Journal Club

December 15, 2014

Sponsored by the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) and facilitated by Fisdap, this new monthly webinar features a discussion of recently published EMS research. 

This month, we discussed two articles. First was "Testing of junctional tourniquets by military medics to control simulated groin hemorrhage," published Fall 2014 in Journal of Special Operations Medicine. Tune in next week for part 2!
 
Listen to the podcast discussion of the first article, or check out the entire webinar recording on YouTube.

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The Ultimate List of Accreditation LinksBy Nora Vanni

December 11, 2014

Last week, Fisdap’s Mike Bowen attended the CAAHEP/CoAEMSP Accreditation Update and Evaluating Student Competency Workshop in Atlanta, GA. As we heard from Mike, these workshops can be overwhelming, as they consist of multiple days’ worth of information and requirements that educators have to keep track of.

With that said, we’re here to help: over the past few years, Fisdap has compiled a number of resources aimed at helping educators track data and prepare for their site visits. Our software exists to make your life easier and simplify the process of maintaining accreditation.

In this post, we’ve compiled a detailed list of blog posts, help documentation, and other resources that we think could be useful to those pursuing accreditation. After all, accreditation isn’t a rubber stamp: as long as you run a paramedic program, it is something you must continually have on your radar. We hope that, from this list, you can easily find the resources you’re looking for:


Ambulance Transport Rates after Motor Vehicle Collision - PCRF Journal Club

December 2, 2014

Sponsored by the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) and facilitated by Fisdap, this new monthly webinar features a discussion of recently published EMS research. 

This month, we discussed three articles. The third and final article discussed was "Ambulance transport rates after motor vehicle collision for older vs. younger adults: A population-based study," published in the Accident Analysis and Prevention in 2014.
 
Listen to the podcast discussion of the third article, or check out the entire webinar recording on YouTube.

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